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with stevens for six months in libya before the violent death. a 24-year u.s. special forces veteran, woods' job was to try to prevent such an attack from occurring. >> it was my first reaction when i heard ambassadorsteins had been killed. i was angry. >> there was a lot of information. >> bret: we begin the story in the winter of 2011. a year before wood arrives in libya. colonel is still in power. the u.s. state department withdraws the personnel from the capital. sick weeks later, april 5, 2011, it sends stevens with a 12-man team by chartered boat to benghazi. now under rebel control. as special representative to the rebels. stevens set up shop in hotel. june 1, 2011, car bomb explodes in a parking lot in front of the hotel. in august, stevens settled on a compound on the west side of the city. >> it was from owner who had a nice place there and out buildings as well. >> bret: not a lot of security. >> like in my residence. not a fortress. >> bret: inside the walls are four buildings. one is a large residence with a number of bedrooms in it. another residence had a can tina where the s
, the debate turned about 15 minutes in to domestic policy and the u.s. economy. governor romney did attack president obama for a lack of leadership on syria. tonight the president reiterating that syrian president bashar assad, his days are numbered a year after saying really the same thing and after more than 30,000 syrians have died there. governor romney, perhaps struggled to put distance between his policy and obama policy saying he clearly did not want to pledge u.s. troops to any operation in syria. there is no political appetite for u.s. intervention in syria. that was clear in his answers. and, finally, one thing i noted in his come back line to governor romney saying that the u.s. now has the smallest navy since 1917, president obama shot back saying it's a different time that we don't have horses and bayonets either and we have big aircraft carriers and submarines that go under water. and while that line got a lot of laughs here in the hall and probably got some debate points, it will be interesting to see how it played at home, if it came off as petty at all or may have minimize
parts of a speech that have never been seen, in the unedited video. he accuses the u.s. government of short-changing hurricane katrina victims. why? then senator obama says it's incompetence and then implies racism. he was speak to go an odd yins of african-american ministers at the virginia hampton university. tick a look. >> down in new orleans, where they still have not rebuilt 20 months later, there is a federal law when you get reconstruction money from the federal government, called the stafford act. and basically, it says, when you get federal money, have you to give a 10% match. the local government's got to come up with 10%. every $10 the federal government comes up with, the local government's got to give a dollar. now, here's the thing. when 9/11 happened in new york city, they waived the stafford act. said this is too serious a problem, we can't expect new york city to rebuild on its own. forget that dollar have you to put in. here's $10. that was the right thing to do. when hurricane andrew struck in florida, people said, look at this devastation. we don't expect to yo
's not all. she calls for the u.s. to exact revenge for the libya terror attack. and big news about libya. a senior state department official saying his department never concluded that the attack was sparked by protefs over the video, even though at this time administration told that story more than a week. john bolton is here. good evening, sir. state department says, don't blame us, we never said video, and saying it on the eve of a committee hearing tomorrow. >> i think the wheels have been coming off the administration's version of this incident for a long time. and i think the reality has always been that these were terrorist attacks in the case of libya. and radical demonstrations in cairo and other countries in the middle-east. and the whole idea that this somehow was caused by the video has never withstood scrutiny. that's why the administration, i think is so concerned about the hearings and then when you hear speeches by somebody like laura logan that -- that undercuts their entire narrative. this is very serious for the administration. >> even things like i posted, a 14-year-ol
without knowing the consequence. i know you're also a member of the military reserves and the u.s. senate. do you have any thought about that? >> yeah. i think there would be a lot of military members that would be shocked to hear that. how many operations have we launched to help comrades in distress not knowing what the outcome would be but knowing that's what we should do? here's what the american people don't realize. in june our consulate was attacked, on june the 6th. they blew i a hole in the wall that 40 people could go through. about a week the british ambassador's convoy was attack in benghazi, libya. guess who came to their aid? lieutenant colonel wood, an american military member, a member of the utah national guard, part of a security team. he left the american consulate to come to the aid of the british ambassador and extracted wounded people out of the convoy while it was being attacked by al-qaeda. i find it very odd that we can help the british, and i'm glad we did because they're our best friends in the world. we were able to help them in june, but nobody could help our
. the thing hard here is that as modest as growth as been in the u.s. that is the fastest growth in the advanced world. so the world economy is in a tough spot. we're all struggling trying to get out of it. >> greta: and the republicans always say and tell me if this is wrong, is there a risk it will be stalled or slow fd taxes are raised on the rich? is that true? >> i don't think that is true. there are massive amounts of economic research on the data on that question. and most all of that research does not suggest that high income tax rates have an especially big impact on the growth rate in the u.s.. if you just take a step back and say okay, the first three quarters or so of the reagan administration is 50%. we've grown substantially. clinton raises the rate at the top. and we're still growing. and those kinds of anecdotes is growth rate in top tax rates are unkorel yaited so i think that this is a way overstatement. and using that to say tax cuts goring to pay for themselves there is evidence that that is not the case. >> thank you. nice to see you. >> great to see you agai
at the time. the u.s. anti-doping agency releasing its findings on cyclist lance armstrongalcy alleged blood doping, stripping the seven-time tour de france champion of his medals in august. 11 forare former teammates testified against him, the usda saying it was the most sophisticated and successful doping program the sport has ever seen. armstrong maintains he never cheated. back to greta. >> greta: republicans and comoaft democrats agree, president obama's debate performance has flopped. but that hasn't stopped him from giving advice to joe biden. >> what's your message to joe biden, about tomorrow night? >> well, i -- you know, i think joe needs to be joe. congressman ryan is... a smart and effective speaker. but his ideas are the wrong ones. and joe understands that. >> sean: so, should vice-president biden take his boss's advice? joining us, our political panel, michael crowley, bobcu sack john mccormick. michael, joe will be joe -- is that good advice? >> up to a point. there is good joe and bad joe. so joe needs to moderate his joe-ness. his strength is that i think he can come acros
not strong. on the u.s. image abroad, he's has taken a hit on those numbers, with the recent deadly attacks in libya. that's one of the things that the president was so proud of. he said a year ago, he was so proud that the u.s. image had been burnished and that is now a problem for him. >> greta: i thought one was improving health care. 44% say, mostly succeeded. 48% say mostly failed. that's his signature program. >> that's his signature program. i think that number should be higher. fithink if mitt romney were making a more forceful case on how bad the economy's been, most of obamacare hasn't kicked in. this is not just health care, but taxes -- >> greta: i think it's a sensitive area for the governor, health care. >> obviously! >> yeah. >> greta, people may say, you know, why is the race close? why are the polls showing the president's leading? a key number not in the poll, likeability o. personal likeability, we had a new number today, obama is above 50%, romney is in negative territory in a lot of polling. people seem to like the president, even though they are disappointed on his rec
to have an agreement allowing the presence of u.s. military forces in afghanistan, excuse me, in iraq. designating vice president to be the lead negotiator. the vice president said i'll bet my vice-presidency on getting the status forces agreement. sounded like the president was saying i wanted the agreement but not the force that's is going to be a problem for the president in days ahead. as was insis stance governor romney never supported any kind of government assistance to the auto company. but there is governor on the record saying he wanted to go through a prepackaged bankruptcy to assure auto industries continue. president kept saying look at the records it's not true but it's there in the governor romney's op-ed and there in news reports. and i've seen this in the debate out on the trail. like robert gibs and others they're pleasant people. and they stay hung up on this assertion it's not true. >> and what i don't understand and bankruptcy is a form of help. when i practiced law people went into bankruptcy to be protected from creditors so they can reorganize. going into bankr
to what we can piece at 4:05 local time united states, 10:05 in benghazi cable, u.s. diplomatic mission under attack. what we have been told during that time is that president obama, vice president biden and secretary of defense panetta were in the oval office together. there was a second e-mail at 4:54, third e-mail at 6:07 our time, 12:07 in benghazi and the 12:07 one was update to. they claim responsibility for benghazi attack. that the third e-mail. apparently the facebook and twitter. in the e-mail tracks we have, there is never one, any reference to some videotape or some protest. >> look, it's standard procedure for any diplomatic facility around the world. if there is a demonstration you report it back to washington. it's good method ideology so you can assess the threat level. there were no cables, no e-mails no nothing that day about demonstrations outside the consulate. with these e-mails show beyond a doubt that the state department was fully possessed of the information in realtime. it leads to the question why the administration asked for c.i.a. assessments. all they this
the u.s. ambassador out those decisions are made in the white house as to who goes out on the sunday shows why would they send the ambassador to the united nations out to go on three or four of the talk shows saying what she said which was flat not correct. it was inaccurate and misled the american people in an unfortunate way. >> what i have been critical of the president for is to the extent any of us are suspicious or suggest that things are done for political reasons or incompetence or whatever you think is because there is this remaining mystery and has not spoken to the nation. he is the only one who could sort of clean this up. do you agree with me or not that he should at least sit down and explain what happened? >> i expect that eventually he will have to. i think the record is increasingly clear, because of the investigations that are taking place in the executive and legislative branchs and at some point some somebody is going to have to stand up and say here are what the time lines are and here is what the facts are. it would be clear it did not fit his behavior. it doesn
has written a letter that says network part, this is a response to u.s. senators who want to know why she went on tv right afterwards and said it was the video. she said i relied solely and squarely on the intelligence community, which represented the best assessment as of the date of my appearances. if that's not an indictment of our intelligence, i don't know what is. that should be terrifying. >> you do not have to be in the intelligence community to know that is not a spontaneous uprising. they brought rpgs -- >> what was the point of going on the television show, giving, you know, that story? >> well, that's actually -- that's the ultimate question. i think it was a big mistake by the administration. i think they were trying to make this look like it was not as serious as it actually was. this administration in the past has been very hesitant to say terrorism, let alone to admit to a terror attack on our consulate. so i think there was this was a very, very poorly played boondoggle on behalf of our administration. you know, now we are seeing, based on all the evidence coming out
got inside the u.s. consulate, three days later and it took 24 days later for our fbi with special forces and armored vehicles to get in there? and they didn't stay long. they left the ruins after about 12 hours. add into the equation, the obama administration's bizarre handling of what they have been telling the american people what's going on there. so, what is going on? something just doesn't seem right. congressman grimm, a former fbi special agent and marine is here. good evening, sir. why couldn't they get into that compound, the fbi? >> li think the fbi could have gotten in. but i think they made the prudent decision, if it was not secure for them, if they felt their agency would be in harm's way, they are not going to sunday them in there, which begs the question, why weren't they secure? the real question isn't why the fbi agents weren't in there. it's safety issues. but why wasn't the military brought in? why weren't the armored cars and the security brought in 3 weeks ago, rather than 3 weeks later? why did it take so long to get the security they need to do their job? >
at a u.s. embassy or consulate before this -- before the explosion was at 9:40 p.m., let's say flfs a protest at 7:00 or 5:00 our 4:00 that, information i assume would have been relayed to headquarte. >> absolutely, absolutely. >> greta: there was no information of a protest, nothing? >> quite the contrary, business was going on as normal am they recognized that there was some security concern because ambassador stevens did not leave the compound that day. he was -- >> greta: it was 9/11. >> he was meeting other people, the last visitor was the turkish ambassador toward the end of the day. there had been no report of trouble for people getting into or out of the compound until then. >> greta: all right. now, though, the white house says, we don't know anything. that's the jay carney said they don't blame the president, don't blame the vice-president. don't blame me. nobody told us. we are in the dark. >> there is no question, neither the president nor the vice-president will be involved in the nitty-gritty of hundreds of decisions around the world. but in a high-threat mission with
. >> greta: if there is a problem at a u.s. embassy, a general course. i realize each incident is unique. but if there is a problem in an embassy, what happens first? is there a protocol that the embassy notifies the state department? what's the process? >> well, clearly, there is notification to the state department through the operations center that there is trouble at an embassy and then the separation operations center will try to ascertain what is happening, will notify the relevant officials, so there is a protocol. but when things are unfolding very, very quickly. it is not always easy to know what is really going on on the ground. and to my mind, the really important questions here are about how information was collected, did the various agencies really coordinate and share intelligence in the way that we had hoped, with the reforms that were made after 9/11? so there is a big picture to be examined here. but we don't have all of the pieces. and i think it's easy to try to jump to conclusions about what might have happened here. it's probably better to let the relevant bodies do
candidate obama veers off from his prepared remarks and accuses the u.s. government of short-changing hurricane katrina victims in new orleans. >> what's happening down in new orleans? where's your dollar? where's your stafford act mony? makes no sense. tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. tells me that somehow the people down in new orleans, they don't care about as much. >> greta: and now, former vice-presidential candidate, sarah palin, posting her response on facebook to the video. many of you have seen theuent 07 speech in which then senator obama suggested that because of racism, the federal government didn't waive the stafford act to assist new orleans after katrina. 10 days before senator obama gave this speech, the federal government did in fact waive the stafford act for new orleans. and to add insult to injury, barack obama was one of 14 senators who voted against the bill that, included the provision to give supplemental emergency assistance to new orleans of he was being dishonest and divisive, which we have seen far too often from him in the last four year
in the u.s. cellphone market against verizon and at&t. in a deal that's the biggest overseas purchase by a japanese firm, purchasing a 70% stake in sprint nextel for $20 billion. social security recipients should not expect to receive a big increase in benefits come the in year. the increase for 2013 is expected to be between 2% and 3% the smallest increase since 1975. >> greta: women are flexing their political muscle in the swing states. president obama and governor romney both going all out to been the women's vote. according to a new "usa today" gallup poll governor romney tiles the president among likely female voters in 12 swing states. what happened to the war on women? did it ever ever exist? the our political panel joins. rick, what happened to war on women? does it still exist? >> cease-fire, a truce. something has happened. this would be a stunning development. if the election results are close to this, mitt romney will win walk we'll be right back. i havewalking away. this would be a huge trend over the last couple election cycles. women are giving mitt romney another look
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